Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2429
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Beach , Alison I.
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  • Title: Voices from a Distant Land: Fragments of a Twelfth-Century Nuns' Letter Collection [The author has identified nineteen full or partial letters written by nuns at Admont. Some are routine correspondence relating to patronage, but others are of a personal nature including a mother who wants her young daughter brought to her and a nun who
  • Source: Speculum 77, 1 (January 2002): Pages 34 - 54.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Admont, Styria, Austria- Benedictine Double House Double Houses Latin Literature Letters Monasticism Nuns Patronage, Ecclesiastical Rhetoric Scribes and Scriptoria Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 12
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  • Primary Evidence: Letter;Manuscript; Admont, Stiftsarchiv Ii/1. Four parchment leaves with letters written by nuns during the twelfth century. These were later damaged and stained with wine.
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  • Table: One Table. Table One A list of letters recovered from Admont, Stiftsarchiv Ii/1. The table lists sender, addressee, subject, location, scribe (identified as A, B, C, D, E, or ?), and the author's brief comment.
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  • Author's Affiliation: College of William and Mary
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English;Latin
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00387134
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